Guidelines

General Information

Please review our sub­mis­sion guide­lines for poet­ry, fic­tion, and non­fic­tion on Sub­mit­table. We do read simul­ta­ne­ous sub­mis­sions; how­ev­er, if you with­draw a sub­mis­sion (or part of a sub­mis­sion) we ask that you do this through Sub­mit­table and not through our edi­to­r­i­al email address.

We are open to a diverse range of styles, includ­ing exper­i­men­tal and hybrid work. The best way to decide if The Account is a good fit for your work is by read­ing an issue of the jour­nal. All issues can be read for free on our web­site.

We read sub­mis­sions from May 1st — Sep­tem­ber 1st and Novem­ber 15th — March 1st. 

Simul­ta­ne­ous sub­mis­sions are wel­come, but you must with­draw your work imme­di­ately if it is no longer avail­able. Authors retain their copy­right and will receive a con­tract upon accep­tance.  

We require that you send us not only your cre­ative work, but also an account of that work.

account = his­to­ry, sketch, mark­er, repos­i­to­ry of influ­ences

The account is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for the artist to lift the cur­tain and say some­thing that might not be present on the page. We are inter­est­ed in explor­ing the rela­tion­ship between what is known (the work on the page) and what is often left unknown (the artist’s inten­tions behind that work). By pair­ing each piece of art with an account, read­ers of the jour­nal will also get to expe­ri­ence the piece in two dif­fer­ent ways simul­ta­ne­ous­ly, with two dif­fer­ent lev­els of inti­ma­cy.

What you reveal is up to you. An account can be per­son­al or formal—it is entire­ly up to the artist. We ask that if you choose to be satir­i­cal, you do so in ser­vice of your work. We are most inter­ested in how you would track­ the choic­es, influ­ences, and thought that make up your aes­thetic as it per­tains to the work in ques­tion, or to your larg­er body of work. In oth­er words, what went into mak­ing this work? What was on your mind? What brought you to the page or into the stu­dio to cre­ate this piece?

We will not con­sider work sub­mit­ted with­out an account, although an account may be changed or rewrit­ten after a piece has been accept­ed.

Crit­i­cism oper­ates on a solic­i­ta­tion-only basis.

Art cur­rent­ly oper­ates on a solic­i­ta­tion-only basis. How­ev­er, if you are inter­est­ed in send­ing us a work sam­ple, CV, and query let­ter, you are wel­come to via the address below.

Gen­er­al info: poet­rypros­ethought — at gmail — dot — com

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